Usugilix Awakun

Usugilix Awakun

Film Session(s)


11 minutes, United States, 2023



Unangax scientist Shayla embarks on a poignant quest to understand the impact of toxic shellfish on her Indigenous community's heritage, weaving a narrative of scientific exploration and cultural preservation against the backdrop of the Aleutian Islands. Through her research, Shayla uncovers the profound resilience of her people as they adapt to changing environments, revealing the delicate balance between tradition and modernity in the face of environmental challenges.


Director(s): Palmer Morse, Matt Mikkelsen

Producer(s): Kanesia Price